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Posted: Sep. 8, 2002
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What’s Your Favorite Element?
Do have a special affinity for one of the elements of Earth, Air, Water or Fire? Do you find one of these easier to work with than the others? Do ritual objects or other items associated with this element just seem to find their way to you?
On the flip side, do any of these elements – or what they represent – give you trouble? (For example: If you are drawn to the Fire principle, do you struggle with the emotional or spiritual aspects related to Water?) How do you balance out the elements within yourself? If you are ‘missing’ an element (or more than one) in your astrological chart (few or no Air, Water, Earth or Fire signs), do you consciously make an effort to enhance or strengthen the influence of that missing element(s) in some way?
What symbols, tools, animals, compass direction, emotions or spiritual guidance do you associate with the elements of Earth, Air, Water and Fire? And what does Spirit represent or mean to you?
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| Fire Is My Favorite Element. ||May 18th. at 10:06:00 pm EDT|
|Mahema Della (Raleigh) ||Age: 21 - Email |
I was born a Leo, and have felt the fires of a great temper all my life. As I feel this element describes who I am, I know it is my favorite.
| Element? PLATINUM...har Har ||May 18th. at 10:42:04 pm EDT|
|Lunae aka Kerridwen (rural STL) ||Age: 31 - Email |
My mama didn't raise no fool!
I'm a Scorpio but I have to be feelin' a serious hurtin' to turn to water. Nothing against it, just that other things work so much hmmm quicker.
I live on a farm and was raised here. Ain't nothin' like digging in the dirt or stomping barefoot along rocks or a muddy garden that needs tilled to reconnect. : )
The wind and skies are particularly sisterly to me though and I'm always facing the part of our South woods where a certain scaly, fire-breather still lives hidden under the fallen leaves.
So, oddly it's more which element I'm *least* akin to and that's the one of my sun sign, go figure!
| I'm A Taurus........ ||May 18th. at 11:38:04 pm EDT|
|Jaelythe (Port Richey) ||Age: 37 - Email |
and my sign is of course Earth. I love to garden, I spend much of my time putzing around in the dirt. However, I am in love with water. My boyfriend is a Picese, and his watery nature suits me perfect.Fire tends to be a little out of control for me.....
| Element Affinity ||May 19th. at 1:03:06 am EDT|
|Soaring Hawk (Canada) ||Age: 17 - Email |
i am totally, 100% connected with air. i always had dreams of soaring through the clouds, and the mysterious and haunting "whoooooo...." sound wind makes in trees is magickal to me. my name represents my dream. to be a soaring hawk...to fly would be to be free of everything...no worries...soaring above all the worries...ill stop before i get way too spiritual...hehehe....i guess im the rare element since most people are not air people on this board...
| Child Of The Earth ||May 19th. at 2:37:36 am EDT|
|christoph dixon (Tampa, Fla) ||Age: 21 - Email |
My dear brothers and sisters,
I am and alyays have been a child of the earth.When I am in the woods or in the mountians i am at peace in mind, body, and spirit. I can feel the wisdom and stringh and life flow through me when i am by myself in the woods, It takes me to state of being taht nothing in this world can ever do.
Live in light and love and grow in
stringh and wisdom.
| Use Of Elements ||May 19th. at 3:02:05 am EDT|
|Kha´lish (Finland) ||Age: 15 - Email |
Every element has it´s place. Element of Fire works fine to matter spells, Element of Air is perfect for mind and spirit spells and my faorite... Element of Water, best element for channel and energy spells. You can use Water to charce and boost other elements and it can be found from every where. Only thing that Water isn´t good at is Fire. When you mix Water and Fire only thing you get is... I think you will figure it out... (just don´t try this at home) .
| Some Are Easier Than Others ||May 19th. at 3:47:25 am EDT|
|Ruby (Kentucky) ||Age: 19 - Email |
I find that Fire and Spirit elements are easier for me to work with, but odly enough the earth is the hardest. Fire is my key to most of the things i do...i Need the flame and not just the candle to work...it sets my visions right. My biggest trouble is where i need to use the earth. I havent yet figured out how to work with the air. Most of my workings I have to use the fire to start and the spirit to keep it strong.
| Elemental Personalities. ||May 19th. at 8:30:48 am EDT|
|Kestrel (Australia) ||Age: 0 - Email |
This question really caught my attention. Although I call myself a trad. celtic pagan the elements have always held a special fascination for me. Even before I decided I was pagan I used to 'pick people out' as being of different elements.
I identify mostly with air, which came as a bit of a suprise to me when I realised it because my personal colour is green and I never feel more at home than in the forests. Both of which sound very earthy. But its in the forests that you get the best quality air, and green is associated with spring, new beginnings and the east. So thats my figuring. But nothing makes me feel alive like a stong easterly wind.
And when I dream, sometimes I remember how to fly ;)
| Re: Quetion Of Element ||May 19th. at 12:22:14 pm EDT|
|RhiannonLeFae (Lynnwood, Washington) ||Age: 48 - Email |
Merry Meet, I work best with the earth element , love nature & nurturing, i have gardens of flowers, bushes , trees & herbs. i also have faeries that help me tend them.
Love, Peace, & faery Dust to all
| I Find.. ||May 19th. at 12:41:38 pm EDT|
|ekastasis (MA) ||Age: 15 - Email |
I wold have to say that the Earth Element would have to be my favored one. I have tons of dried herbs, gardens of flowers, and i find that nurtering brings a peace over me. Sitting in the middle of a forest, the middle of nowhere, yet in the mist of a world of its own.
| I Am Wildfire Sooo Ya ||May 19th. at 1:39:35 pm EDT|
|Wildfire (In my own little wonderful world) ||Age: 18 - Email |
I would definately have to say I like the fire elementals the most. This is closely tied with spirt. Then earth, air, and water.
| Earth Is My Haven ||May 19th. at 4:49:46 pm EDT|
|Fate Stepped In (Santa Barbara, CA) ||Age: 26 - Email |
My favorite element is Earth, and has been since I was a child too young to understand what an Element even was. I was the girl on the playground who played with clovers, made wishes on dandelion puffs, and even pretended to be a witch with my best friend, by sitting in a cube made of tires and making "potions" from acorns and grass for our classmates. I found my spirit guide at age 6, and she has been with for 20 years now, but I associate her with the Earth, because she draws me to the forests and rivers of my past so often. I don't have a green thumb, but I can easily commnicate with plant spirits and I have been told by people who think magick is bad, that I have an uncanny ability to communicate with animals. Most of my time on the Path has been as a solitary, and my altar faces North, a custom I started before ever picking up my first Craft book. Winter has a rare quality to it that has always called to me, cold though it may be, I find it refreshing and love it.
My second favorite Element is water, and Fall is my favorite season. I love the bracing winds that begin in Fall, and the way they carry over to Winter. Samhain has been my favorite holiday since childhood, a time when communing with spirits wasn't considered so odd by those I lived around. As far as my other magick practices are concerned, many consider mirror magick to be associated with Air, but to me it has very much been associated with Water. I usually see Earth or Water scenes before me when I perform mirror magick. Gemstone magick is also near and dear to me, and I like to charge my tools in a bowl filled with dirt.
My parents did not know it when I was born, but the name they created for me was perfect for a child with a Virgo (Earth) sun sign, and a Scorpio (Water) rising sign. My name means Bee Waterfall.
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